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Rua, Castlebar

Rua, Castlebar

It's a family affair at Rua. New research from Bord Bia has revealed that supporting local businesses is a key consideration for members of the public when eating out
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coconut macaroons...

coconut macaroons...

My last post was for the rich and creamy ice-cream slice that, some of the more observant of you may have noticed, called for six egg yolks
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Rocky Road Cupcakes

Rocky Road Cupcakes

One of my new hero's in life is Jennie Brown - a woman who gets up at 5am in the morning to start the ovens and mixers in her cupcake workshop
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bakewell cheesecake

bakewell cheesecake

It's hard to think of anything to better a creamy, tangy baked cheesecake with a light brown crust that reveals a silky creamy interior
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Dela Restaurant

Dela Restaurant

It's good to share. As Cava rises phoenix-like from the flames on Middle Street in the city centre, its old lodgings have been given a makeover into a Scandi-style eatery known as Dela
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Irish Hallowe'en Barmbrack

Irish Hallowe'en Barmbrack

One of the loveliest traditions surrounding 'All Hallows Eve' in Ireland is the Halloween cake, the barmbrack
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The Best Bread & Butter Pudding...

The Best Bread & Butter Pudding...

I had lunch with an old school friend recently (I had not seen Lucy since our debs). She has been living in the big apple, NYC for a lot of years, so I was really excited to see her
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easy plum sauce

easy plum sauce

Plum season is upon us and so, here are two plum sauce recipes. This first recipe is a quick version I make with a jar of homemade plum jam
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lilly's rocky road brownies

lilly's rocky road brownies

I had put Lily Higgins' new book 'Make Bake Love' on my Christmas wish list, but alas, I am weak and having spied it in a book shop last weekend, I couldn't wait until Christmas and so it followed me home
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honeycomb & banana bundt cake

honeycomb & banana bundt cake

Honeycomb, Yellowman or Cinder Toffee. Even Hokey Pokey to some. The innards of a 'Crunchie' without its chocolate casing
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a summer salad...

a summer salad...

It was 'Cookalong' time again last week and this time the August theme was Summer Salads. 'Try and get inventive, give us something different with them' they said
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creme brûlée

creme brûlée

My absolute favorite dessert of all time, a deliciously decadent creme brûlée. Despite what you might think, i'm not really a dessert person
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high steaks...

high steaks...

The second best steak in Galway without a doubt comes from the Malt House. If you want the perfect steak and chips - that's where you go
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citrus squares...

citrus squares...

These are the bomb. I had not made them in ages thinking that the kids wouldn't like such a strong citrus flavor
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savory crispy pancakes...

savory crispy pancakes...

Shrove Tuesday takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Easter Sunday is dictated by the cycles of the moon, Pancake Day can occur anytime between February 3 and March 9
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A Celebration of Sandwiches

A Celebration of Sandwiches

The gCounter. We are a nation of sandwich eaters. Every cafe, counter and hatch does its own variation, with ingredients ranging from withered lettuce to flash fried steak, from slathered 'spread' to flavorful aioli
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Cava Bodega

Cava Bodega

This inconspicuous premises on Middle Street has certainly had a chequered past in the last 20 odd years